Kristen Stewart is to replace Jolie in `Wanted 2`
The `Twilight` beauty has reportedly been approached to replace Angelina as the female lead character in the sequel to `Wanted` and has met with Timur Bekmambetov, the director of the series.
According to the E! News service Timur wants Kristen to play a new young assassin in the comic book adaptation - about a brotherhood of secret assassins who have control over secret superhuman abilities - alongside James McAvoy.
Angelina`s character, Fox, was killed off at the end of the first film, but Timur had previously told of his plans to bring her back in the second instalment.
He said: "We know how to do this, but it`s still tough to do, because there is a bullet inside her head.
"But there has to be a reason for her to come back - and we know the reason. I think we found the reason for her to come back."
Angelina, however, has reportedly distanced herself from the project, reportedly leading to the studio behind the film unsure whether to fund it without a big female star, meaning Kristen could save the project.
Complications have arisen for the project though, as Kristen is scheduled to film the fourth `Twilight` film, `Breaking Dawn` - which will be released in two parts - around October this year; although the film`s producers have not yet specified a start date for shooting, which has affected actors involved with which other projects they are able to take on.